thestitchedbird

Bespoke hand-painted garments and accessories.

Brighton, England | 12 Sales

thestitchedbird

Bespoke hand-painted garments and accessories.

Brighton, England 12 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   Silk art clothing boutique -Tales of adornment - Beautiful bespoke hand-painted/silk screen printed bohemian kimono style garments and accessories for women in natural materials - crepe-de-chine silk, linen, silk/linen,silk/cotton - to wear and cherish.
Commissions welcome - for any size of garment - or colour - I can provide a sample of any colour combinations upon request.

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Last updated on 22 Feb, 2018

Silk art clothing boutique -Tales of adornment - Beautiful bespoke hand-painted/silk screen printed bohemian kimono style garments and accessories for women in natural materials - crepe-de-chine silk, linen, silk/linen,silk/cotton - to wear and cherish.
Commissions welcome - for any size of garment - or colour - I can provide a sample of any colour combinations upon request.

judy clayton

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Tales of adornment - The stitched bird - a journey of embroidered and painted enchantments.

I began creating textiles and painted silk to sell in 1986, after studying at weekends from the age of eleven in 1971 at Farnham Art College, where learnt many dyeing and printing processes including indigo, rust and discharge dyeing, on a Foundation course for a few years and then Cumbria College of Art & Design, then started exhibiting at Designer Craft Fairs, Trade Fairs, Galleries and Shops. I have publications in books on how to make jewellery and painted silk garments.
My garments are made from crepe-de-chine silk or silk/linen, silk/cotton, silk/rayon velvet use a range of techniques: painting, screen printing, stencilling, discharge, devore and resist. I mostly paint and print with procion dye. The garments are then steamed, washed and dryed before sewing. Hems and sleeve edges are all hand-stitched for quality and a natural drape.
My jewellery embroideries are invented, designed and developed by me and are a unique form of machine stitched sculptural textile which I shrink and mould into shapes creating a colourful iridescent quality. The virtual weightlessness of the material allows me the freedom to make elaborate pieces which are light to wear. The surfaces of the jewellery pieces may be embellished with hand embroidery or applique with painted silks and velvets which have devore, discharge and cut-work.
I did take a few years off when my daughter was growing up. Then I sucessfully made and sold driftwood mirrors and frames for six years as I live by the sea. Only now am I getting back to selling my embroidered and painted textiles although during the gap I was still experimenting doing quilt hanging and wall art.

My brooches for the moss collection are inspired by the beautiful wild forests of Finland. Beads, goldwork or lace and vintage materials also adorn the surfaces. These jewellery embroideries are applied onto beaten brass with a verdigris patina applied.

In my new collection I create bugle beads (long bead) wrapped with silk threads; painted/batik silk and swarovski beads hanging from these are fimo/celnit clay forms which are painted; adorned with pigment and colour, gold/metal leaf and verdigris patina. The wire I use for these is Niobium or sterling silver for pierced ears.
My jewellery is currently available to buy in my Folksy shop.

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Last updated on 13 Dec, 2017
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Judy Clayton
9 Carisbrooke Road
BRIGHTON, East Sussex BN2 3EF
United Kingdom